City of Toronto launches 2023 summer recreation program listings

2023 May 15

The City of Toronto’s summer recreation program listings are now available online to help residents plan and prepare to register next month for City-run summer programming.

Registration for City summer recreation programs opens on Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7, for programs that begin on Tuesday, July 4 and run until Friday, September 1. To learn more about registration dates in their area and find program and registration information, residents can visit the City’s Summer Recreation Program webpage.

The City is Toronto’s largest provider of recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Approximately 6,400 registered courses with close to 51,000 spaces will be offered, including arts & crafts, fitness and wellness, general interest, sports and swimming. Programs include piano, Caribbean dance, karate, Zumba and more.

Registration for summer recreation programs starts at 7 a.m. on the following dates:

  • June 6 – Etobicoke York (including York South-Weston), Toronto and East York
  • June 7 – North York and Scarborough

Spaces are still available at select locations for in-person Summer CampTO. Please visit the City’s Camps webpage.

The quickest and easiest way to register for recreation programs is online. Registration by phone will also be available at 416-396-7378 from 7 a.m. on registration dates. For in-person registration support, five community centre locations will be open on the following dates from 7 a.m. to noon:

  • June 6
    • Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane St.
    • Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre, 220 Cowan Ave.
    • Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne St.
  • June 7
    • Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd.
    • Dennis R. Timbrell Resource Centre, 29 St. Denis Dr.

Residents needing help preparing for registration can call 416-396-7378, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The call centre will be open for extended hours on Monday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The call centre will also be open for extended hours on registration days (June 6, 7) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration for the 2023/2024 school year after-school recreation will begin on Friday, June 9. Programs for the 2023/2024 school year will run from Monday, September 5, until Friday, June 21. Residents can view listings now on the City’s After-School Recreation webpage. The call centre will be open for extended hours on June 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help with registration.

The City’s recreation programs are popular and many have waiting lists. Any registrant unable to attend their program is asked to contact their local community centre or call the customer service line at 416-396-7378 as soon as possible to cancel their registration so that a spot can be offered to someone else.

Welcome Policy yearly credit
The Welcome Policy credit can be used to register for City recreation programs, including CampTO. Those receiving social assistance (Ontario Works) and living in Toronto are pre-approved to receive this credit and should speak to their caseworker or apply online. Toronto residents with a before-tax total family income below the low-income cut-off (LICO) threshold may also apply for the Welcome Policy by visiting the City’s Welcome Policy webpage.

Discounts for older adults
Participants 60 years of age and older receive a 50 per cent discount on the regular price of adult recreation programs, excluding private, semi-private and small group lessons. For more information about free programs and other subsidies for recreation programs, please visit the City’s Free & Lower-Cost Recreation Options website.

Recreation jobs
The City continues to hire for all recreation positions, including sports instructors, specialty sports instructors, visual arts instructors, music instructors, rink guards and more. More information about positions and upcoming information sessions is available on the City’s Recreations Jobs webpage.